The Azd of al-Sarah had an idol called 'A'im[1]. Of it Zayd al-Khayr, who is the same as Zayd al-Khayl al-Tai[2] says:

"Thou wouldst tell those whom thou wouldst meet that I have defeated them, Though thou wouldst not know their mark, nay, by 'A'im[3].



1. Ishtiqaq, p.35; cf. Ryckmans, vol. I, p. 160; Wellhausen, p.66.

2. Al-Shi'r w-al-Shu'ara, pp. 156-158; Sirah, pp. 946-47; al-Aghani, vol. xvi, pp.47-62.

3. Cf. al-Aghani, vol. XVI, p.57, line 31, where the last word of the second hemistich reads wa al-ama'imu instead of la wa-a'imu consequently changing the weaning to "nor turbans."